Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Montrose Anglers's Tip of the Week
Fishing has been good as the flows continue to rise. But fishing strategy doesn't change much, still small midges will be your go-to. Fishing sizes 22-26 midge and baetis patterns have been successfully putting fish in the net. Leading with a micro leech pattern is a good bet. Using 5x and 6x fluorocarbon will allow you to be stealthy and present your flies naturally.
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5-Day Outlook as of 6/7/21
Sight fishing for bigger fish has been effective although, the fish are selectively feeding. You have to be stealthy! Fishing is picking up as temperatures are rising and fishing is getting better. Beautiful days this week get out and fish.
Techniques & Tips as of 6/7/21
Small (#20-26) olive, red, and black midges are always consistent producers, especially for Paco's more selective fish. Dead drifting a leech or worm above a midge or smaller baetis is effective as well. Get those flies down in the water column, the fish are hanging low.
Current Conditions as of 6/7/21Sight fishing for bigger fish has been effective although, the fish are selectively feeding. You have to be stealthy! Fishing is picking up as temperatures are rising and fishing is getting better. Beautiful days this week get out and fish.
Local Species Available Year - round
Snake River Cutthroat
|TH Zebra Midge||Black or Olive||#22-24|
|Hairwing Western Green Drake||N/A||#18-24|
|Bead Head Barr Emerger||black||#18-24|
|Tungsten Jig Bugger||White||#12-14|
TH Zebra Midge
A handy midge fly pattern for stillwater.
Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
5-Weight 9' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
WF Trout Fly Line